2017-01-12 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday

January 12

LEGO Thursdays Children of all ages are invited, participants ages 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult even if an older sibling is present, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Artists Workshop Children ages 7-10 learn about the artist Alexander Calder and make a hanging mobile in his style, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

3-D Fandom Pendants Design and print a 3-D pendant in the Maker Lab, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5-7 p.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Art Class Give a new medium a whirl during instructor-led demonstrations, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 5 p.m., 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Shakespeare in Middletown Fans gather to read and enjoy works of the Bard, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 5-6 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

NHS Lecture Learn about the life and times of Martin Howard, a prominent Colonial figure, Newport Historical Society Resource Center, 82 Touro St., 5:30-6:30 p.m., $1-$5, RSVP, 401-841-8770, newporthistory.org.

Surf Movie Night Every Thursday enjoy the latest surf movies at Easton’s Point Pub with the local surf and skate community and Island Surf and Sport staff, food and drink specials, 116 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 6 p.m.-1 a.m.

Getting Published Get an insider’s view of book publishing with a literary agent, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6-8 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Prudence Island History Lecture Learn about Prudence Island’s early Colonial era settlements and the island’s transition from an agricultural community to a summer vacation destination, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30-7:30 p.m., register, 401- 683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Art and Design Film Festival “Yarn” (2016) highlights artists who are redefining the tradition of knitting and crocheting, question and answer session following the film, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., $10, tickets online and at the door, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Friday

January 13

Baby Play Time Children ages birth-2 and a caretaker drop in for toys, books, music and bubbles, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 9:30-10:30 a.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Beach Bounce Children ages 2-10 enjoy a beach bounce, 175 Memorial Blvd., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., prices vary, cityofnewport.com/beach.

‘The Neverending Story’ Newport Children’s Theatre will present “The Neverending Story,” Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 7 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 14 at 2 and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Jan. 15 at 2 p.m., $10 for adults and $6 for children under 12, newportchildrenstheatre.com.

Improv Comedy with the Bit Players, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 8 p.m., 401-849-3473, firehousetheater.org.

Saturday

January 14

Beach Bounce 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See Jan. 13.

Chinese New Year at the Museum Guided tai chi and learn the art of Chinese paper cutting, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 10 a.m., 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Newport LEGO Club Children ages 5-12 drop in to create with LEGO bricks, materials provided, projects displayed for one week, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 11 a.m.-noon, 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Middletown LEGO Club Children ages 4 and up with an adult drop in to create with LEGO bricks and try to build the surprise LEGO challenge, materials provided, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11 a.m.-noon, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour See where scoundrels lived, pirates profited and criminals were punished, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m.- 12:15 p.m., $5-$15, 401-841-8770 to reserve, newporthistory.org.

New Year Hike Enjoy a guided hike, Ballard Park, Hazard Road entrance, 2-3 p.m., $5 suggested donation, 401-619- 3377, ballardpark.org.

Seal-Watching Tour Steam out to Rose Island aboard a Save the Bay vessel, expert guides on hand with educational materials and binoculars, depart from Bowen’s Ferry Landing, tour from 2-3 p.m., $17-$22, register, savebay.org/seals.

Contemporary Glass Lecture “A Look at Contemporary Glass from a Historical Perspective,” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., tickets, $6-$10, 401- 848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

‘The Neverending Story’ 2 and 7 p.m. See Jan. 13.

Family Movie Children ages 6-12 watch “The BFG,” light snacks provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Improv 8 and 10 p.m. See Jan. 13.

Sunday

January 15

Beach Bounce 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See Jan. 13.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour Hear stories of entrepreneurship, African-American heritage and religious diversity during Newport’s Colonial period, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m., $5-$15, 401- 841-8770 to reserve, newporthistory.org.

Beach Cleanup Join Clean Ocean Access for a cleanup of Fort Adams State Park, Fort Adams Drive, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., info@cleanoceanaccess.org.

‘The Neverending Story’ 2 p.m. See Jan. 13.

Guided Hike Take a naturalist-guided hike, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 2-3 p.m., $8 members, $10 nonmembers, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Sunday Afternoon Music Series Matt Bolles performs with the South County Rounders, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4:30 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Seal-Watching Tour 2 p.m. See Jan. 14.

Monday

January 16

Beach Bounce 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Jan. 13.

Redwood Story Time Children ages 1-5 enjoy stories and songs, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30-11:30 a.m., 401-847- 0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Seal-Watching Tour 2 p.m. See Jan. 14.

Tuesday

January 17

Story Time for Three to Fives Children ages 3-5 enjoy stories, songs and a craft, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 10-11 a.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Preschool Story Time Children ages 4-6 participate with theme-related stories, songs, rhymes and a craft, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11-11:45 a.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Tales for Twos Two-year-olds enjoy read-alongs, rhymes, finger plays and songs, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Computer Workshop Use Photoshop Elements to learn how to make composites, intermediate computer skills required,

Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m.-noon, register, 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Tuesday Matinee at the Library Watch “Sully” (2016), with Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart and Laura Linney, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1:30-4 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Arts around the Fire Learn about how the Newport Historical Society talks about history to the public and why, Salvation Café, 140 Broadway, 6-8 p.m., newportarts.org.

Home Schooling Workshop EnrichRI, a nonprofit, secular home-school group, gives parents an introduction to home schooling, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30 p.m., register, 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Third Tuesday Book Club Discuss “The Two Mrs. Grenvilles,” by Dominick Dunne, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 401-683- 9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Newport Drum Circle for Peace Beginners welcome, drum and rhythm instruments available or bring your own, St. Paul’s Church, Barber Hall, 12 Marlborough St., 6:30-7:30 p.m., 401-846-0966.

Wednesday

January 18

Story Time for Three to Fives 10 a.m. See Jan. 17.

Toddler Open Play Children ages 2-4 play with toys, siblings welcome, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10-11:30 a.m., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Jamestown Story Times Children ages birth-2 with a caretaker, 10:15 a.m.; children ages 2-5 with a caretaker, 11:15 a.m., Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Winter Ecology Class Children ages 7-12 bundle up and learn about the different strategies plants and animals use to cope with the cold winter months through hands-on activities and environmental games, Ballard Park, Hazard Road entrance, 1-2:30 p.m., $5, register, 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

Computer Workshop In Internet Searching II, continue to learn how to navigate the Internet using various search and technical strategies to optimize online tools, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Tween/Teen Book Club Children in grades 7 and up read and discuss “The Wrath and the Dawn,” by Renee Ahdieh, snacks provided, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4 p.m., register, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Free Tutoring Kermin Liu, Esq., offers tutoring, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 3:30-5:30 p.m., register, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Kids’ Art Class Children ages 6-12 learn art techniques and do a project on canvas

to take home, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Newport Photo Guild Meeting Learn what makes a good image, professional photographer Sandy Nesbitt critiques images from guild members, open to the public, Newport Art Museum, Ilgenfritz Gallery, 76 Bellevue Ave., 6:30 p.m. show and tell, 7 p.m. meeting, newportphotoguild.org.

Fiber Therapy Knit and crochet drop-in group, open to all, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30-8:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Chess Club Instruction and play for children ages 13 and up, Jamestown Philonenian Library, 26 North Road, 7-10 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Thursday

January 19

Newport Story Times Children ages birth-2, 9:30 a.m.; children ages 3-4, 11 a.m., register, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Toddler Time Children ages 18 months-2 years enjoy stories, songs and a small craft, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 10-11 a.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Read/Eat/Chat Bring a lunch and discuss “The Stolen Masterpiece,” by Nora Agostini, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., noon, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Business During Hours A catered networking lunch, Newport County Chamber of Commerce, 35 Valley Road, Middletown, noon-1:30 p.m., members free, $10 nonmembers, register, 401-847-1608, newportchamber.com.

LEGO Thursdays 3 p.m. See Jan. 12.

Tween/Teen Jewelry-Making Workshop Children in grades 5 and up make fused glass pendants, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3:30-5 p.m., space limited, register, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Feeding Frenzy at the Aquarium Help feed hundreds of animals from Narragansett Bay, Save the Bay Aquarium, Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 5-6 p.m., prices vary, register, 401-324-6020, savebay.org/aquarium.

Shakespeare in Middletown 5 p.m. See Jan. 12.

Cabin Fever Snack Making Make Rice Krispy snacks, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5-7 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Thursday Book Group Read fiction and nonfiction, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Documentary Screening Watch “First Face: The Buck Stops Here,” about the Gilbert Stuart image of George Washington which

is featured on the one dollar bill, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 7 p.m., $10, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Friday

January 20

Small Business Assistance Program Information Session Panel discussion for small businesses and entrepreneurs to learn about nontraditional lending programs, Newport County Chamber of Commerce, 35 Valley Road, Middletown, 9-11 a.m., free to members and nonmembers, register, 401-847-1608, newportchamber.com.

Beach Bounce 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Jan. 13.

STEAM Story Time Children ages 3-5 learn simple science concepts through stories, rhymes, songs, activities and crafts, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., register, 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Leading Ladies Film Series See “The Wizard of Oz” (1939), starring Judy Garland, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Improv 8 p.m. See Jan. 13.

Saturday

January 21

Beach Bounce 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See Jan. 13.

Family Book Club Families read a book on the list for children in grades 2-8 and join the group for a fun discussion, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2698 East Main Road, 10-11 a.m., space limited, register, 401-683-9458, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Seal-Watching Tour 10 a.m.-noon. See Jan. 14.

Redwood Orientation and Tour Learn the benefits of membership at the Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30-noon, register, 401-847-0295 x112, redwoodlibrary.org.

Newport LEGO Club 11 a.m. See Jan. 14.

Museum’s Winter Speaker Series Archaeologist Tess Davis discusses the destruction of important cultural artifacts by ISIS and what can be done about it, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., $6-$15, tickets can be ordered online, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Improv 8 and 10 p.m. See Jan. 13.

Sunday

January 22

Guided Bird Walk Birding beginners and masters bring binoculars and join experts to prowl bird-watching spots, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 8-10 a.m., 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Beach Bounce 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See Jan. 13.

Seal-Watching Tour 10 a.m.-noon. See Jan. 14.

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